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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Deep, mahogany color, rich malt candied, rock sugar flavors with sweet burnt currant and fig aromas. It’s strong alcohol content is tempered by a clean bitterness and complex flavors. This Barley Wine is named for Cornelius de Boom, the San Francisco Belgian Consulate General (1850 to 1851) and surprisingly the name of the alley along-side the 21st Amendment on 2nd Street.–

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2689) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours a hazy mahogany color with a creamy off white head. Notes of brown sugar, fig, and a faint citrus. Toffee finish. Sweet mouthfeel but not overly done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6030) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Small can. Clear brown pour. Toffee and caramel and some brown sugar. Hides ABV. Sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2022) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Loved the small can…good for big abvbeers like this one. Overall, pretty nice barley wine. Bright citrus hops, toffee and vanilla taste, some apple in there as well. Surprisingly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1247) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Tiny 8.4 oz can, served in a tulip glass (as an aside, this is the perfect size for a Barleywine, for that matter a big imperial IPA or stout as well, I’m quite surprised that other brewers haven’t jumped on this by now....). Pours clear bright amber with a decided reddish hue, very thin off-white head. Aroma is heavily sweet caramel malt, lightly roasty, slightly boozy on the finish. Taste is syrupy caramel malt, big flavor while still maintaining moderate mouthfeel. Oaky, roasty, and dry on the the finish. Very clean overall for a barleywine. Easy drinking for ~12%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3409) - Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
I was expecting more from this given the brewer. Kind of thin in flavor. Caramel, banana bread that’s light on the bananas, hop bitterness to balance. Not bad, just underwhelming for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (2930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear mahogany with moderate head. Aromas of pine and grapefruit. Flavors of pine and spruce, toasted malts and sweet malts. Really a thick syrupy IIPA. Ok by that standards.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinaMarket (253) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Wow. Super smooth, ABV well hidden, and not as much hops as I expected at 92 IBUs. Delicious. Tasted at 55°F.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Can. Pours amber/red with a tan head. Aroma is citrusy hops, sugar, and malt. Flavor is malt, caramel, hops, alcohol, and some fruit. Medium to heavy body. Fairly easy drinking for a barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (10760) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2016
250ml can. Like this concept for hihg-gravs because it is easy to drink in public. Amber pour. The aroma is boozy hop candy. FLavor is a hoppy citrusy barleywine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkska101 (1560) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
Can from craft beer cellar A: candy, caramel, alcohol, orange app: clear dark orange sparing white head t/p: full body with moderate long bitter finish. Soft carbonation. O: average barleywine. Not hoppy enough couldn’t find a date, age could be a factor.

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